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The Truro Murders

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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The Truro Murders presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this audiobook unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered.

Worrell and Miller met in prison and upon release developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centered around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women. Miller would deny any involvement in the murders, claiming his love for Worrell was the basis for his cooperation and silence.

In the space of 12 months between 1978 and 1979, remains of two of the victims were found within one kilometer of one another. Police linked the two bodies with another five young females reported missing in the area. The police uncovered two more skeletons within the Truro region and now faced the difficult task of piecing together the evidence and finding the countries biggest serial killers.

The Truro Murders portrays the sex-fueled killing spree from the perspective of James Miller, the accomplice. Contained within this shocking true crime story are love, loss, manipulation, and extreme violence. If you are especially sensitive to accounts of suffering young females, it might be advisable not to listen to this audiobook. If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then The Truro Murders is for you.

©2017 Ryan Green (P)2017 Ryan Green

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Evil luck !

Out of all of Greens books this one is the hardest for me to review.
The author Ryan Green have an amazing talent researching, filling in the gaps and turning all the facts into a story which anyone can understand.
This is the first time that I actually felt for one of the characters:
I thought about Australia in the 70th, a small town how unlucky a person like James had to be to be born gay, not in the 70th and not in Australia which was late to develop and move forward like most of the rest of the world.
I feel that circumstances gave James no chance especially after meeting Chris who knew how to manipulate, find the weaknesses in people and abuse that power so perfectly that James truly had no hope.
I actually think that this is not a bad true story at all, that people can learn from it, how evil will use anything to get its deeds done, just like it uses the internet today.

Steve White is an excellent narrator and a perfect choice for this book.


I do recommend this audiobook and the rest of Greens audiobooks, people need to know about the monsters out there, not pretend that they don’t exist or think that horrible things happen to others not to them till it’s to late.





Received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Terrible

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 34%.

This book was terrible. It feels like the author read the accomplice's confession and fabricated a novel, guessing at what he thought or felt. It honestly felt like a badly done YA novel rather than a true crime book. It wasn't engaging, it wasn't entertaining and it felt whiny and boring.

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  • Polly Poizendem
  • 02-12-17

Things We Do For Love . . .


Once again, a serial killers accomplice (who's point of view this is written from) seems to believe that because HE did not personally murder anyone, that HIS hands are clean. Yet despite his claims of innocence, James certainly did his fair share of enabling and helping the object of his desire, Chris. As if on a silent cue, he would walk away at the right moment, then return to help with the aftermath cleanup.

And thats okay to do if you really love someone, right? So James thinks.

James hopes that by doing this (time and time again!), Chris will *come around* and be his young lover. You ALMOST feel a drop of sympathy for him, as he willingly acts as a meek man-servant and driver for the bold and overly confident sadistic Chris...while he makes nightly trolls for women and deadly sex.

One murder after another, it seems as though they will NEVER get caught - until a sudden and VERY unexpected turn of events! I didnt see THAT coming at all!

I thought the narration was well suited to the story, and easy to listen to :)

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  • Simone
  • 21-12-17

Scary and Sad

To me, this is a story about a man who will do anything for love. James Miller, who is blinded by an unbreakable infatuation for Chris Worrell, literally stands by as Worrell does unspeakable, depraved things to seven young women. Miller is complicit in these murders because he cannot fathom his existence without the love of his life, even if that means taking an active part in finding and enticing his victims. I would recommend this book to fans of true crime that aren't sensitive to descriptions of extreme violence.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Jess
  • 12-12-17

Great listen

True crime at its finest. Interesting and captivating. Good detail and great narration. If you like true crime stories definitely recommend this one.

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  • M. Wesson
  • 15-01-18

Fascinating Story

Fascinating to me that someone would get and stay involved with a person who did these horrible crimes!
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  • Brandi-Lets Read Romance
  • 13-01-18

Excellent narration

For anyone who follows me, this is so far out of my realm of typical reads that I'm sure you think I accidentally added this to my "read" shelf. Alas, I have a bit of a thing for true crime and have always been interested to see a bit behind the scenes into the human psyche. The Truro Murders allowed me to do two things: the first, experience what it's like to be in an abusive relationship where fists are not involved. Only unrequited love and a misplacement of trust and kindness. And second, the twisted way a mind can warp that love and allow you to follow someone so blindly, even when they are committing heinous crimes.

The Truro Murders happened in Australia in 1976-77. The country had never experienced a serial killer of this magnitude before, if at all.

This story, from the eyes of James Miller, the accomplice, shows the manipulations of a serial killer. The terrifying way Miller was controlled, the way he was able to turn a blind eye to Worrell's crimes.... I don't have the words for this kind of behavior.

But I do want to know more. Now I want to research, research, research these crimes and see them in a different light, a different perspective. I want to know it all--or at least as much as possible.

Ryan Green has given us an easy to read/listen account of something that should never be easy to hear or read. But he does this flawlessly, explaining the behaviors of both Worrell and Miller, and making the reader want to know more. More about Miller and more about Worrell.

**The audio of this is fantastic. The narrator makes you feel like you're there while offering a bit of detachment because no one really wants to be the accomplice of a serial killer.

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  • mandy
  • 07-01-18

Creepy!

Super creepy true crime story that was well written and fantastic narration.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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  • blueskies982
  • 01-01-18

True crime set in Australia

In the late 1970s the bodies of young women were found throughout the back Bush land of South Australia. The science of criminal profiling was still being developed and the authorities didn't know the kind of monster they were up against. Christopher Robin Worrell was charming but deadly, and a veteran of the prison system by the time he was a teenager. James William Miller met Worrell while they were in prison and quickly got caught in Worrell's orbit. Miller was in love with Worrell and was desperate for his affection and attention that he became an accomplice in Worrell's murders.

I think that people who like true crime will enjoy this book. It is an interesting look at what happens when a sociopath has absolute control over the will of another person. While Miller claims in his criminal defense that he never actually killed somebody, he was willing to stand by while Worrell carried out heartless crimes against defenseless women.
According to the author's notes a lot of the information in the narrative came from Miller's own writings.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via audiobook boom.

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  • Dave
  • 27-12-17

Chilling True Story of an Unlikely Pair of Killers

I really like the way this author tells a true crime story, and this unique tale of a handsome, charming young Aussie rapist/killer and the older man who is so in love with him that he finds himself acting as his willing accomplice is no exception. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. With that said, this is my 5th True Crime book by Ryan Green, most of which I gladly bought on Audible. He's quickly risen to the top of my "Gotta Have" list.

The author tells the "what" part of the story very well, giving the reader just enough detail of the crimes to feel their ugly weight but not so much that the ugliness overpowers everything else. He de-emphasizes the goriest details and step-by-step crime-scene-log chronology in favor of painting a word picture of the "who" and "why." As a result, with each progressive chapter and page we learn more about the characters and personalities who are involved in --- and affected by --- these terrible crimes. In other words, the author is writing a book about complex, unusually motivated people instead of a compendium of dozens of awful crimes, and he does a good job of showing how committing these crimes affects both the criminals and the lives they touch. He does this in part by telling the story from the vantage point of the accomplice instead of the killer, and that unique twist in perspective made this even more interesting. The narration was perfectly suited to the material --- I was so immersed in the story he was telling that I literally forgot it was being read to me, and that's the greatest compliment I can give a narrator or an author.


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  • dmwebb
  • 05-12-17

Amazing story!

I was given this book for an honest and unbiased opinion.

I did not know of this story before now and I think the way this was written was great. I love it being from the accomplice perspective! Makes you feel as though you were there! Definite must-read!!

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  • Blaze
  • 02-12-17

Infatuation and Murder. The lengths we go to for Love

The Truro Murders was a well told story of Blind Love and Obedience mixed with deranged psychopathy. James Millers devotion led him down a very bad path and he refused to acknowledge it even when it was staring him in the face. Sad and tragic that he did not step up and do the right thing when it mattered most. His own refusal to acknowledge his guilt was proof that he did not care any more than Chris did.

Well written and informative. Narrated very well. Would recommend to anyone who likes true crime.

I received a review copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary review.

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